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Land Minister’s son among 7 killed in Bangabandhu Bridge road crashes

58At least seven people were killed and 45 others injured in separate road crashes, triggered by fog obscured view, on the eastern side of Bangabandhu Bridge in Bhuapur upazila of Tangail district on Saturday, UNB reported.

Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

Akheruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Bangabandhu Bridge East Police Station, said the accidents took place in separate points close to the pillars no 25 and 40 of the bridge, leaving seven people killed and 45 others injured in the early hours of the day.

In the first incident, a bus of ‘Sarkar Paribahan’ dashed the rear of a cattle-laden truck around 7 am, leaving four people killed on the spot and 13 others injured.

Later, within a moment, a northern region-bound truck from Dhaka hit a truck from behind and a number of vehicles, including a truck, bus and an ambulance, banged on the truck, leaving one person killed on the spot and 34 others injured, said the OC.

The injured were rushed to Sirajganj General Hospital, Tangail General Hospital and several clinics.

Of the injured, one unidentified died on way to hospital while another died at Sirajganj General Hospital.

The accidents occurred due to opaque visibility caused by dense fog, said the OC.

Traffic on the busy road remained halted since the morning following the motorway pile-up.